At some point, it seemed inevitable that A.J. Fernandez would wow the cigar world with a booth, this year was that time. The company showed off a new house-style booth complete with windows that looks rather similar to its white house complex in Estelí, Nicaragua. Inside, business seemed well as the company continues to ride the success of New World. That new booth—it won the best medium size booth award given out by the IPCPR.

A.J. Fernandez Enclave


The new line is the star of the show, another collaboration between Abdel and Ismael Fernández. The release is described as full body and once again priced around $6. Four sizes are offered—all in 52 ring gauge—Robusto (5 x 52), Toro (6 x 52), Churchill (7 x 52) and Figurado (6 1/2 x 52). All, with the exception of the Perfecto vitola, feature a closed foot.

These should be arriving on retail shelves any day now. More details here.

San Lotano The Bull

San Lotano The Bull Makeover
The Bull will be getting a major makeover. While banded cigars weren’t on display, the new boxes were. These will likely arrive later on in the year. The blend is not changing, just the packaging.


Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.